Shrimp in Garlic Sauce


  • 1lb. fresh shrimp, cleaned, peeled and deveined.
  • 6 fresh garlic cloves, finely chopped.
  • 1 ½ Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil.
  • ½ guajillo pepper, chopped; or ½ tsp. of red pepper flakes.
  • 3 Tbsp. lemon juice.
  • 3 Tbsp. cold butter.
  • 1/3 cup of fresh leaves of Italian parsley, chopped.
  • Water, as needed.


Step 1

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium/high heat and add the shrimp and salt to taste until shrimp slightly change color (about 2 minutes).

Step 2

Add the garlic and peppers and stir for 1 minute. Add the lemon juice, butter and half of the parsley.

Step 3

Lower the heat and cook until a thick sauce is formed and the shrimp are cooked through (Approximately 2-3 minutes).

Step 4

Remove shrimp and let the butter sauce simmer a little longer adding a tablespoon of water at a time if it’s too thick (About 2 minutes). Taste and add more salt if necessary.

Step 5

Serve shrimp bathed with sauce and sprinkle a little of the remaining parsley.

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